PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a method for manufacturing a woody molded material to which an optional three dimensional shape is given by using fine powder of a woody material as raw material since the woody molded material capable of being substituted for plastics, having a complicated three dimensional shape and capable of dealing with resources and environment issues is prepared and provided.
SOLUTION: The woody material is ground finely to make fine powder, and the powder is treated with water vapour to be made to have a fluidity by softening. It is hot pressed by casting into a mold, or the fine powder is put into a mold, compressed while water vapour treatment is carried out. After molding, it is solidified by cooling. The method for manufacture of woody mold material akin to plastics shaped into an optional three dimensional shape is provided.